“Buy less, choose well”. – Vivienne Westwood.

Lately I’ve found myself restraining my shopping habits more than ever before. It’s not that I don’t buy anything, but I’m much more selective about what I bring into my life. I dream about a closet composed of an almost artfully curated collection of wardrobe essentials and little style treasures. I reserve any new purchases to either sturdy, versatile basics that I can reach for again and again, or indulgent pieces that bring me absolute joy.

When I started my pursuit of a more sustainable life with the launch of GWS in 2016, I knew that it would affect the items that I purchased, but I didn’t realize how much it would also cause me to reject the mediocre. I admit that I use to be a downright clothes hoarder. Now I cringe at all the time I spent in the sale department or at fast fashion stores, consuming as more of a means as entertainment than anything else.

Making the transition wasn’t easy, so I am thrilled to be sharing a head-to-toe look that adheres to the above shopping attitude. This top is from an emerging eco brand I recently discovered, Saul. I had been on the hunt for a long-sleeved wrap top for about a year before I pulled the trigger on this one. When I first came across the brand and style, they were actually out of my size since their collections are made of deadstock and vintage fabric (so glad I stalked them on Instagram until they came out with this amazing print). I find that anything that is fitted at the waist and arms to be ultra-flattering for me, plus I love that the top can be worn two ways (wrapped as shown here or tied at the front) and the print can work for any season. Versatile clothing is such a key component of sustainable fashion.


I paired the wrap top with DL1962 black denim and Rag & Bone boots. Would you like to hear more about my shopping reasoning for purchasing the rest of the outfit? Leave a comment below.

Top – Saul, Jean – JA x DL1961, Boots – Rag & Bone

Photos by @sdrpick.

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These are my true exact sentiments! It has been a a slow but pleasing transition from fast fashion hoarder to eco enthusiast, now all I want is thrifted items and even that gets overwhelming in the closet, but I try to only shop for timeless pieces : ) you’re awesome Kasha!

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Thanks love! The transition was pretty hard but I can’t imagine ever going back! I absolutely adore vintage too but I find that I often have to get it altered to make it fit which gets expensive ( I’m so jealous that you’re so gifted at upcycling!) You’re awesome too! xx

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Yes please, I would love to hear your shopping reasoning for purchasing the rest of this outfit! I love outfits or items with a story.

I feel totally on the same level as you when you talk about the transition to pursue a more sustainable life. I had those fast fashion sale days, draping clothes over my arms and scouring the racks. I am thankful to have met like-minded people like you and am excited to encourage more people to be more thoughtful about their shopping habits. The fact your top can be worn different ways is perfect and the print is beautiful!

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